Tuesdays With Jena: Meet Sam!

Good morning!!! Today I bring you an account that represents one of most coveted bookish obsessions!!!

If you follow her already, you are very familiar with her insane talent. Besides giving me photos that make me say ‘my precious’ on almost a daily basis, she is such an awesome lady to chat with! If you don’t know her, GO FOLLOW HER NOW!!! You’ll soon know her, you’ll very quickly love her, please give all the hearts to Sam @sammaybereading!


I couldn’t resist showcasing this gorgeous photo! Maybe I’m just not over stabby Monday. But Sam is right there with me! As you can see. And, those beautiful painted pages were done by her!!! If you love painted edges, you for sure need to stop, drop, and roll your way right over to her shop RIGHT NOW!!!


You absolutely need to follow her tintedgram, @tinted_prose and then check out her Etsy shop!

Besides painting books that will make you drool, she hosted a read along last month to prepare for Samantha Shannon’s newest book, The Priory Of The Orange Tree. We read The Bone Season, and next month we’re going to be reading Mime Season! She sets up chat groups and hosts group chats on her page weekly! If you love fantasy, you will LOVE these books! Let me know if you’re joining us!!!


Look! She even got custom candles made!!!

When did you start your Bookstagram account?

July 2016 was my first month of Owlcrate. I believe it was waiting for me when I got home from comic-con. Within a few weeks of getting that box I posted my first Bookstagram photo!

Why do you bookstagram?

Initially it was to talk to people who were reading the books I was reading. I found so many new books so quickly it was overwhelming and awesome. Now I also do it because it inspires me! I have found creative skills I didn’t know I had thanks to this community.

Favorite bookstagram account?

Aesthetically I love some darkness so





@bookwnoname are some of my favorites to see in my feed.

Favorite non bookstagram account?



@theleesmenagerie. She is creating something special with her art dolls. Her creations make my little corner of the world so much more magical. She’s also an aspiring writer!

Theme or no theme?

I have a loose theme, but I don’t really stick to it well. I like accounts with a theme, but ultimately I think you should post whatever you want. 

Favorite photo on your account?

Why is it your favorite?

I have a lot of nice photos of The Bone Season right now, this is one of my favorites. Feels like I could’ve taken it in Warden’s room. 

What do you do when you’re not on the Internet? 

I’m a pretty sedentary person, I like watching TV, painting, book shopping. Painting takes up the majority of my offline time.


Other than books, I also collect enamel pins, so displaying them is a bit of a constant work in progress. I also spend a lot of time with my fluffy dog, Laufey.

Favorite place to read?

My couch usually! I tend to fall asleep when I try to read in bed. Cozy blanket, warm drink, and a comfy couch make for the perfect reading spot.

Favorite genre?

If I have to pick one I would go with High Fantasy. I love Sci-fi too.

Top five books right now!

  1. Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson, no contest
  2. The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
  3. Vicious by VE Schwab
  4. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  5. The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White


Ebooks, audiobooks, paperback or hardcover? Rank them for me.

-Hardcover are my top choice, they just feel so eternal and special to me.

-Audiobooks are awesome for me, so they’re next. Always great to help get through a readathon.

-Ebooks I would rate 3rd, I have a ton and I slightly prefer reading on my kindle to reading paperbacks. 

-Paperbacks are last, I always feel like I’m going to bend the spine and ruin them, though I never actually do. 

Book boyfriends? For or against?

Most of the book characters I crush on are girls actually! There are very few male book characters I can think of I would want to be with romantically.

Girl crushes totally work!!!

Some of my faves are Lazlo Strange, and Sarai both from Strange the Dreamer, Nina Zenik from Six of Crows, and Emika Chen from Warcross. 

What book represents your life?

This is a tough one since I mostly read sci-fi and fantasy, but I’ll go with Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. It’s one of my all time favorite books, literally about a Seagull who wants to fly better. It’s great though, go read it.


Do you have a blog?

I do! 


When did you start blogging?

Very recently! I have been keeping my reviews on GoodReads for over a year and I decided to branch out into my own blog in the hopes of getting more involved with book promotion for the authors I love. 

Favorite blog post?


I’m pretty happy with my review of Elizabeth Frankenstein. I like the photos I took for this one a lot as well.


Favorite blogs?

I don’t have a ton yet, but acouplereads has always inspired me to do book blogs! http://acouplereads.wixsite.com/acouplereads

Favorite reading snack?

Coffee? I struggle to stay awake when I read so the caffeine is a must. I almost exclusively drink coffee from @bookloverscoffee so at least i’m on theme! 😀 

Well, I can’t argue that Shelly’s coffee is the most divine thing on the planet, and is also the perfect reading companion!!!


Please remember to stop by her account @sammaybereading, and if you love painted pages, go follow @tinted_prose too! I adore Sam, and know you will too!

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6 thoughts on “Tuesdays With Jena: Meet Sam!

      1. Love reading 📖 and hearing about all of my daughter’s accomplishments!!! I am so proud of who she has become!!!! What a great way to deviate from the negative!!!!! Thank 😌 you Samantha for all you do!!!!

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